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In Florida, these 25 communities have the best health

In Florida, these 25 communities have the best health

TThe healthiest communities in the Sunshine State excel in areas like infrastructure and community vitality. Florida’s Healthiest Communities

Two Florida counties cracked the top 500 in the 2022 Healthiest Communities rankings.

The fifth annual project from U.S. News assessed nearly 3,000 counties and county-equivalents nationwide across dozens of metrics, exploring the critical role location plays in the well-being of hundreds of millions of Americans. Metrics such as a community’s crime rates, obesity prevalence, poverty rate, and cancer incidence are grouped into 10 categories ranging from the economy, equity, and population health to the environment, food and nutrition, and public safety. Communities are scored on a 100-point scale tied to how they perform relative to one another and receive a ranking based on their performance as well.


Overall, Florida’s 25 highest-scoring communities performed best in the categories of infrastructure, community vitality, and food and nutrition. On average, they performed worst in the housing and environment categories.

These are the 25 healthiest communities in Florida and their overall scores out of 100 possible points, along with the categories in which they excelled the most and their Healthiest Communities ranking within the top 500.

Learn more about how communities were ranked and scored in our methodology.